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Syndication

Women in Orthodoxy

Mizrachi UK in conjunction with British Friends of Yeshivat Har Etzion and The Midrasha held a discussion with two of the leading thinkers of our time, Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein and Rav David Stav. The discussion, on ‘The Emerging Role of Women in Orthodox Judaism’, was led by Rebbetzon Lauren Levin and took place on Motzei Shabbat Yitro 30 January at a NW London venue. 

A video of the event can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JghbQxF5kBk&feature=youtu.be

The event begins approx. 54 minutes into the video recording.

Direct download: Women_in_Orthodoxy-final.mp3
Category:special -- posted at: 9:59am EDT

On Modern Orthodox Education

Modern Orthodox Education in 21st Century Israel & America, by Rabbanit Esti Rosenberg.

A panel discussion held on January 15th 2016 at Heichal Shlomo, together with YU Pres. Richard Joel and Rav Dr. Meir Soloveitchik; Moderated by Rav Assaf Bednarsh

To listen to the entire discussion, click here.

To see in video, click here.


Harav Amital's

Harav Amital's "When God is Near" - interview with Rabbi Reuven Ziegler 

Direct download: RRZiegler-WhenGodIsNear-RYA.mp3
Category:special -- posted at: 4:41pm EDT

The Unique Value of Living in the Land of Israel

Rav Mosheh Twersky HY"D, Rosh Kollel in Yeshiva Toras Moshe. You may be interested in listening to his shiurim that are online, for example, this shiur on the unique value of living in the Land of Israel:

http://www.nermichoel.org/stream.php?id=1077 

 

We mourn the murder of Rabbi Mosheh Twersky HY"D who was killed in the pigua Monday morning in Jerusalem. Mosheh was the son of Dr. Atarah and Professor Isadore Twersky Z"L, brother of Rabbi Mayer Twersky and Tzipporah Rosenblatt, brother-in-law of our alumnus Rabbi Jonathan Rosenblatt, nephew of Harav Aharon and Dr. Tovah Lichtenstein, cousin of Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein, and the grandson of Rabbi Joseph B. Z"L and Dr. Tonya Z"L Soloveichik.

 

Shiva at 34 Rechov Agassi, Har Nof, Jerusalem until Monday morning November 24. Telephone (02) 651-4179 

 

May Hashem comfort the family with those who mourn for Zion and Jerusalem.

 

Category:special -- posted at: 4:33am EDT

Tanakh Study Day 2014: Tum'a: Metaphysical Polution or Halachic Construct

Tanakh Study Day 2014: Tum'a: Metaphysical Polution or Halachic Construct, by Rav Daniel Wolf. This shiur was dedicated in memory of Mr. Abe M. Shamah z"l, a man who lived by the principle of Torah im Derekh Eretz, a successful businessman who always made time to learn Torah, by Steven and Naomi Esses and family.

Direct download: 185-daniel_wolf-tuma_metaphysical_polution_halachic_construct.mp3
Category:special -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Tanakh Study Day 2014: Minor Figures, Major Transformation - The Subtle Revolution in Sefer Shoftim

Tanakh Study Day 2014: Minor Figures, Major Transformation - The Subtle Revolution in Sefer Shoftim, by Rosh Hayeshiva Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein. This shiur was dedicated in memory of Mr. Abe M. Shamah z"l, a man who lived by the principle of Torah im Derekh Eretz, a successful businessman who always made time to learn Torah, by Steven and Naomi Esses and family.

Direct download: 184-rmlichtenstein-minor_figures_major_transformations.mp3
Category:special -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Tanakh Study Day 2014: Additions to Rashi's Bible Commentary

Tanakh Study Day 2014: Additions to Rashi's Bible Commentary - How Much Did Rashi Really Write? by Dr. Lisa Fredman. This shiur was dedicated in memory of Mr. Abe M. Shamah z"l, a man who lived by the principle of Torah im Derekh Eretz, a successful businessman who always made time to learn Torah, by Steven and Naomi Esses and family.

Direct download: 183-lisa_fredman-how_much_did_Rashi_really_write.mp3
Category:special -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Tanakh Study Day 2014: Inside the Divine Chariot

Tanakh Study Day 2014: Inside the Divine Chariot: Deciphering the Book of Yechezkel, by Rav Yitzchak Twersky. This shiur was dedicated in memory of Mr. Abe M. Shamah z"l, a man who lived by the principle of Torah im Derekh Eretz, a successful businessman who always made time to learn Torah, by Steven and Naomi Esses and family.

Direct download: 182-yitzchak_twersky-inside_the_divine_chariot.mp3
Category:special -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Tanakh Study Day 2014: Peshat and Midrash Halakha

Tanakh Study Day 2014: Peshat and Midrash Halakha, by Prof. Martin Lockshin. This shiur was dedicated in memory of Mr. Abe M. Shamah z"l, a man who lived by the principle of Torah im Derekh Eretz, a successful businessman who always made time to learn Torah, by Steven and Naomi Esses and family.

Direct download: 180-martin_lockshin-peshat_midrash_halakha.mp3
Category:special -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Tanakh Study Day 2014: Were the First Nine Makkot Deadly?

Tanakh Study Day 2014: Were the First Nine Makkot Deadly? by Rav Yitzchak Blau. This shiur was dedicated in memory of Mr. Abe M. Shamah z"l, a man who lived by the principle of Torah im Derekh Eretz, a successful businessman who always made time to learn Torah, by Steven and Naomi Esses and family.

Direct download: 181-yitzchak_blau-were9makkot_deadly.mp3
Category:special -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Tanakh Study Day 2014: Mother Without a Name

Tanakh Study Day 2014: Mother Without a Name: The Story of Samson's Birth, by Dr. Yael Ziegler. This shiur was dedicated in memory of Mr. Abe M. Shamah z"l, a man who lived by the principle of Torah im Derekh Eretz, a successful businessman who always made time to learn Torah, by Steven and Naomi Esses and family.

Direct download: 179-yael_ziegler-mother_without_a_name.mp3
Category:special -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Tanakh Study Day 2014: Naaman: Humility and Hubris

Tanakh Study Day 2014: Naaman: Humility and Hubris (II Kings Ch. 5), by Rav Alex Israel. This shiur was dedicated in memory of Mr. Abe M. Shamah z"l, a man who lived by the principle of Torah im Derekh Eretz, a successful businessman who always made time to learn Torah, by Steven and Naomi Esses and family.

Direct download: 178-alex_israel-naaman_humility_and_hubris.mp3
Category:special -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Tanakh Study Day 2014: The Shmita Year & its Connection to Shavuot and Har Sinai

Tanakh Study Day 2014: The Shmita Year & its Connection to Shavuot and Har Sinai, by Rav Menachem Leibtag. This shiur was dedicated in memory of Mr. Abe M. Shamah z"l, a man who lived by the principle of Torah im Derekh Eretz, a successful businessman who always made time to learn Torah, by Steven and Naomi Esses and family.

Direct download: 177-menachem_leibtag-shmita_year_connection_shavuot_mtsinai.mp3
Category:special -- posted at: 6:59am EDT

Tanakh Study Day 2014: Espionage in the House of Ahab

Tanakh Study Day 2014: Espionage in the House of Ahab, by Rav Dr. Aaron Adler. This shiur was dedicated in memory of Mr. Abe M. Shamah z"l, a man who lived by the principle of Torah im Derekh Eretz, a successful businessman who always made time to learn Torah, by Steven and Naomi Esses and family.

Direct download: 176-aharon_adler-espionage_in_the_house_of_achav.mp3
Category:special -- posted at: 6:51am EDT

Special Shiur - The 3 Weeks

Are We Crying Crocodile Tears? Rav Moshe Taragin speaking about the 3 Weeks, at an evening organized by Shema at the Maccabi Centre, in Manchester, England.  see http://shema-manchester.org/  

May we hear besorot tovot.

Direct download: rmt-3weeks-tammuz5774.mp3
Category:special -- posted at: 10:22am EDT

What Happened to our Tefillot?

What Happened to our Tefillot? When HaKadosh Baruch Hu says no, by Rav Moshe Taragin

Dedicated in memory of Gil-Ad Michael Shaer, Yaakov Naphtali Fraenkel and Ayal Yifrach Hy"d

Direct download: rmt-What_Happened_to_our_Tefillot_When_HKB_H_says__No_.mp3
Category:special -- posted at: 7:14am EDT

Thoughts from Gush Etzion on the Past Weeks in Israel

Thoughts from Gush Etzion on the Past Weeks in Israel, Suffering in Silence; Our Faceoff with Islam, by Rav Moshe Taragin


3 Ways to Daven during this Crisis

3 Ways to Daven during this Crisis, What are the three "voices" of tefila during a national crisis? by Rav Moshe Taragin

Direct download: rmt-3_Ways_to_Daven_During_this_Crisis.mp3
Category:special -- posted at: 8:05am EDT

In Celebration of Harav Aharon Lichtenstein's Israel Prize Award

Hundreds of talmidim, alumni and friends gathered at the yeshiva on Rosh Chodesh Iyar 5774 to celebrate with Harav Aharon. 

To see the video shown in his honor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0qf5Nn9EGQ

 

Listen to the celebration speeches.
See pictures of the event.

To watch videos of the event, click here.

 

Category:special -- posted at: 8:43am EDT

In Tribute to Rav Aharon Lichtenstein

In Tribute to Rav Aharon Lichtenstein, interview with YU's Rav Dovid Miller, aired on IBA english news, Motzaei Shabbat March 1, 2014

Direct download: RAL-interview_by_RDovidMiller-01-3-2014.mp3
Category:special -- posted at: 8:50am EDT

Chanuka Yemei Iyun Panel Discussion on the Legacy of Harav Ovadia Yosef zt

Sample of the two-day yemei iyun, in hebrew, sponsored by Revava, The Riva Koschitzky z"l Torah Enrichment Program.

This panel discussion was introduced by Harav Aharon Lichtenstein shlit"a.

Discussion between Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein and Rav Daniel Gudis HaLevi. Moderated by Rav Amnon Bazak.

Other shiurim and lectures in this series can be accessed at:

REVAVA DOR LADOR YABIA OMER

Direct download: revava-chanuka5774-yabia_omer_ravsiach_rml_rdgudis-halevi.mp3
Category:special -- posted at: 7:49am EDT

She'elot uTeshuvot of Maran Harav Ovadia Yosef zt

She'elot uTeshuvot of Maran Harav Ovadia Yosef zt"l, shiur by Rav Binyamin Tabory. The shiur was originally given four years ago. Yehi zichro baruch.

Direct download: sheelot_teshuvot_Tabory_leiluy_nishmato_rovadia-yosef-ztl.mp3
Category:special -- posted at: 8:23am EDT

Special Address by Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

On Radical Responsibility. The Chief addresses students learning this year in Midrashot and Yeshivot, in preparation for their future study at college campuses around the world. Coordinated by Rav Yair Kahn. Followed by a short address by Rav Menachem Schrader, founding director of JLIC. Enjoy!

Direct download: Chief_Rabbi_JSacks_Addressing_Talmidim-_Adar_5773.mp3
Category:special -- posted at: 7:43am EDT

Our Talmid Zecharya Baumel is Still Missing - 30 Years Later

To hear Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein, Aluf Mishneh (Miluim) Benzi Gruber, and Harav Aharon Lichtenstein - speaking in hebrew, see our KESHET audio site: Zecharya Baumel – 30 Years Later

Category:special -- posted at: 5:52am EDT

Our Talmid Zecharya Baumel is Still Missing - 30 Years Later

The Battle of Sultan Yacoub June 11 1982 - June 11 2012

30 Years Later. Mrs. Miriam Baumel speaks to the Beit Midrash.

Direct download: Zecharya-Baumel-30YearsLater_eng.mp3
Category:special -- posted at: 5:06am EDT

Special Pesach Shiur

Special Pesach Shiur: The Exodus from Egypt as a Social Revolution, by Rav Mayer Lichtenstein

This shiur was given during the Herzog College Yemei Iyun 5770. This, as well as 14 other shiurim in English, from the past three years of Herzog College's Tanakh Study Days, can be found on our website at:

http://vbm-torah.org/yemei%20iyun%20audios.htm

We hope you enjoy them!!

Category:special -- posted at: 10:38am EDT

Majesty and Humility - Online Book Launch

We thought our listeners would be interested in this webcast:

Online Book Launch: Reuven Ziegler’s Majesty & Humility

The final session of “Writings of Rav Soloveitchik” with Rabbi Jeffrey Saks was an online “book launch” with R. Reuven Ziegler about his new volume Majesty and Humility: The Thought of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik (Amazon.com link or ordering info in Israel).

Rabbi Reuven Ziegler is Director of Research and Archives of the Toras HoRav Foundationand has edited numerous volumes of Rabbi Soloveitchik’s writings. He is also a founder of Yeshivat Har Etzion’s Israel Koschitzky Virtual Beit Midrash and serves as its Editor-in-Chief.

See: 

http://blog.webyeshiva.org/podcast/online-book-launch-reuven-zieglers-majesty-humility

Category:special -- posted at: 11:15am EDT

Chazal's Preambles to Megillat Esther #2

Chazal's Preambles to Megillat Esther - Special Mussar Series - Parts 3 and 4 of an eight part series

Direct download: megillat_esther_mussar_02_5772_mtaragin.mp3
Category:special -- posted at: 6:25am EDT

Chazal's Preambles to Megillat Esther #1

Chazal's Preambles to Megillat Esther - Special Mussar Series - Parts 1 and 2

Battling Empires and Battling Devils: Shmuel, Rav Chiya and Rebbi Yitzchak;

A Tale of Two Cities: Chanina bar Ada

Direct download: megillat_esther_mussar_01_5772_mtaragin.mp3
Category:special -- posted at: 9:48am EDT

On the Thought of Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik zt

On the Thought of Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik zt"l, by Rabbi Reuven Ziegler. Rabbi Ziegler, VBM Editor in Chief, recently published a book "Majesty and Humility, The Thought of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik."

A panel discussion was held at YU, with Rabbi Michael Rosensweig, Rabbi Jacob J. Schachter, Dr. David Shatz, and Rabbi Ziegler. The first half of the panel can be heard at http://www.yutorah.org/lectures/lecture.cfm/772057/Rabbi_Dr_Jacob_J_Schacter/Panel_on_%E2%80%98Majesty_and_Humility:_The_Thought_of_Rabbi_Joseph_B_Soloveitchik%E2%80%99_by_Rabbi_Reuven_Ziegler

Direct download: RZiegler_Thought_JBS_Feb2012.mp3
Category:special -- posted at: 6:14am EDT

Special Shiur: Thoughts on the Crisis in Japan

Special Shiur: Thoughts on the Crisis in Japan, by Rav Moshe Taragin

Direct download: mt-crisis_in_japan.mp3
Category:special -- posted at: 8:57am EDT

Special Shiur: Harav Amital Legacy Symposium

Hosted by Congregation Etz Chaim of Kew Gardens Hills, Motzaei Shabbat Vayakhel February 26, 2011. With Rav Amnon Bazak, David Landes and Rav Daniel Rhein

Direct download: HaRav_Amital_Legacy_symposium.mp3
Category:special -- posted at: 5:08pm EDT

Special Shiur: Religious Opportunity on a Secular Campus

Special Shiur: Religious Opportunity on a Secular Campus, lecture by Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, introduced by Rav Yair Kahn, and followed by a question and answer session. Thursday, March 10, 2011. Jointly sponsored by the Yeshiva Forum for Campus Awareness and JLIC (Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus)

Direct download: religious_opportunity_on_secular_campus-chief_rabbi_lord_jonathan_sacks.mp3
Category:special -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Special Lecture: Rethinking Contemporary Modern Orthodoxy

Special Lecture: Rethinking Contemporary Modern Orthodoxy, by Rosh HaYeshiva Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein, given Sunday January 9th, to the Kollel Yom Rishon of Yeshiva University

Direct download: rml-Rethinking_Contemporary_Modern_Orthodoxy.mp3
Category:special -- posted at: 5:19pm EDT

Press Conference with Harav Aharon Lichtenstein

Press Conference with Harav Aharon Lichtenstein, Rosh Chodesh Shvat 5771, 3 Questions: Tefilla Text set by Chazal vs Individual Prayer, Torah Hashkafa on Psychology, Women's Roles

Direct download: RAL-Press_Conference_Shvat_5771_2.mp3
Category:special -- posted at: 11:10am EDT

Special Sicha by Harav Aharon Lichtenstein to Bnei Chul

Special Sicha by Harav Aharon Lichtenstein to Bnei Chul, Rosh Chodesh Shvat 5771, Moshe Rabbeinu the Ba'al Teshuva

Direct download: RAL-Press_Conference_Shvat_5771_1.mp3
Category:special -- posted at: 11:04am EDT

During the Lebanon war of 2006, the yeshiva hosted a group of residents from the northern city of Carmiel who had to evacuate their homes. This short (3 minute) film summarizes their visit.
Direct download: northern_guests.wmv
Category:special -- posted at: 5:31am EDT